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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 3, 2020 8:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: APRIL 68 2/4 Kinks,Driscoll & Auger, Who, Floyd .


THE KINKS - WONDER BOY- April 5( UK) May (US)
This was not a big hit for the Kinks, and didn’t even chart in the US . Apparently , this was John Lennon’s favorite Kink’s song . The band liked it, Dave Davies “That was one song we really felt something for “, Bass player Peter Quaife had a different opinion,”hated it,It was horrible”.
I fall somewhere between them . This is a pretty odd promo vid with German into .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0wiYJYV78Q

JULIE DRISCOLL, BRIAN AUGER AND THE TRINITY - THIS WHEEL’S ON FIRE APRIL 5 (UK)
Singer and actress Juli Driscoll, and Keyboard player Brian Auger somehow must have got access to the Dylan Basement tapes demos . Online not that much info on them, and release dates are extra confusing . Anyway this is a haunting, psychedelic version of this Bob Dylan/Rick Danko song . It was a #5 hit is the UK . They also did a cover of Dylan’s “I Am a Lonesome Hobo” from his “John Wesley Harding” in late Dec. 67 . As far as I can tell it was a single in France, and I can’t fine a UK or US release, single or LP .And the release date of this French singe is just “68” so I will put it here .
An interesting choice .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBKKiP5rOrk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XEmulaJct8

THE WHO - album ( not issued ) - LIVE FILLMORE EAST- rec. April 6
This was supposed to be the album between “Sell Out”, and “Tommy” , but there was an equipment malfunction that caused manger Kit Lambert to scrap it . Only later to be salvaged .Too bad there are some ferocious performances here . And it is before the excerpts from “Tommy” would take up much of their sets .It is an interesting contrast to the later “Live at Leeds” .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P0rdOJRwh0&;list=PLJ51yXNWJSWzf2aqo__ZJ0HqZMiyD0dYU&index=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqmvLmEPxZw&;list=PLJ51yXNWJSWzf2aqo__ZJ0HqZMiyD0dYU&index=13

PINK FLOYD - IT WOULD BE NICE/JULIA’S DREAM - April 12
After the sad meltdown , and departure of Syd Barrett, the band, with added member David Gilmour, recorded their fourth single . “It Would Be Nice”, written by Richard Wright , was not a success . The flip side, the melancholy “Julia Dream”, by Rodger Waters, soured more were that band would be going ,and is the keeper of the two .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsSi1w1w9_0
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Poster: gmcgill Date: Feb 6, 2020 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: APRIL 68 2/4 Kinks,Driscoll & Auger, Who, Floyd .

Interesting on timing of Trinity releases and Basement Tapes material. I love the Trinity material as well as Brian Auger’s later work. Saw him live in a small club in Dallas in around 1974. Fantastic show.